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Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 2.232 IF 2.232
  • IF 5-year<br/> value: 2.603 IF 5-year
    2.603
  • SNIP value: 1.043 SNIP 1.043
  • IPP value: 2.077 IPP 2.077
  • SJR value: 1.578 SJR 1.578
  • h5-index value: 26 h5-index 26
Executive editors:
William
 
Jenkins
,
Eric J.M.
 
Delhez
 &
John M.
 
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Ocean Science (OS) is an international open-access scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on all aspects of ocean science: experimental, theoretical, and laboratory. The primary objective is to publish a very high-quality scientific journal with free Internet-based access for researchers and other interested people throughout the world.


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Regional sea surface height (SSH) changes due to an abrupt weakening of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) are simulated with a high- and low-resolution model. A rapid decrease of the AMOC in the high-resolution version induces shorter return times of several specific regional and coastal extremes in North Atlantic SSH than in the low-resolution version. This effect is caused by a change in main eddy pathways associated with a change in separation latitude of the Gulf Stream.

S.-E. Brunnabend, H. A. Dijkstra, M. A. Kliphuis, B. van Werkhoven, H. E. Bal, F. Seinstra, J. Maassen, and M. van Meersbergen

We use ocean bottom-pressure measurements from 17 tropical sites to determine the annual cycle of ocean mass. We show that such a calculation is robust, and use three methods to estimate errors in the mass determination. Our final best estimate, using data from the best sites and two ocean models, is that the annual cycle has an amplitude of 0.85 mbar (equivalent to 8.4 mm of sea level, or 3100 Gt of water), with a 95% chance of lying within the range 0.61–1.17 mbar.

Joanne Williams, C. W. Hughes, M. E. Tamisiea, and S. D. P. Williams

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation comprises warm upper waters flowing northward, becoming colder and denser until they form deep water in the Labrador and Nordic Seas that then returns southward through the North and South Atlantic. The ocean heat transport associated with this circulation is 1.3 PW, accounting for 25% of the maximum combined atmosphere–ocean heat transport necessary to balance the Earth's radiation budget.

H. L. Bryden, B. A. King, G. D. McCarthy, and E. L. McDonagh

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News

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

OS awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

Ocean Science (OS) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

New Journal Impact Factors released

19 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®. We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor for Ocean Science (OS) has risen in 2014. Congratulations!

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